Franz Wagner

20-Year-Old ForwardF
Orlando Magic  NBA  
2021 Fantasy Outlook
One of the more unique players in the class, Wagner's length and intangibles are the primary traits that made him a top-10 pick. Wagner averaged a well-rounded 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block as a sophomore at Michigan last season. He's far from a traditional playmaker, but Wagner's passing is well-above-average for his age and size. He also profiles as a potentially elite defender capable of shadowing opposing big men and sticking with guards at the rim. Wagner will have more competition for playing time than fellow-rookie Jalen Suggs - including from his older brother, Moritz - but if the minutes are there, he could be one of the most well-rounded rookies in the class. Still, Wagner is probably a year away from warranting draft consideration in standard formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10.27 million contract with the Magic in August of 2021. Contract includes $5.51 million team option for 2023-24.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Franz Jacob Wagner was born in August 2001 in Berlin, Germany. He is the son of Beate Wagner and Axel Schulz. Wagner joined Germany's Alba Berlin side in 2018 and won the BBL Best Young Player Award. He committed to play for the University of Michigan, where his older brother, Moritz, played. The forward averaged 11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 27 games during his 2019-20 NCAA season. He was named to the 2020 Big Ten All-Freshman team. Wagner improved during his sophomore campaign by averaging 12.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists across 28 games during the 2020-21 NCAA season. He was an integral member of a Wolverines team that advanced into the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight. Wagner was named to the 2021 All-Big 10 second team by coaches and All-Big 10 third team by media members. He declared for the 2021 NBA Draft after two seasons at Michigan. Wagner was selected eighth overall by the Orlando Magic.

Dishes 10 assists in loss
FOrlando Magic
January 12, 2022
Wagner logged 14 points (6-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, 10 assists and one steal over 32 minutes during Wednesday's 112-106 loss to the Wizards.
Wagner's previous season high for assists was six, but he crushed that total Wednesday to record the second double-double of his rookie season. He'll attempt to continue his strong debut campaign during the back-to-back set versus Charlotte and Dallas on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
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Ends double-digit scoring streak
FOrlando Magic
January 9, 2022
Wagner ended with nine points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 28 minutes during Saturday's 97-92 loss to the Pistons.
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Cleared to play
FOrlando Magic
January 8, 2022
Wagner (ankle) will play Saturday against the Pistons, Dan Savage of the Magic's official site reports.
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Questionable Saturday
FOrlando Magic
January 7, 2022
Wagner is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Pistons due to a sprained left ankle.
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Finds some rhythm Monday
FOrlando Magic
January 3, 2022
Wagner racked up 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 102-98 loss to Chicago.
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Goes off for 38 in loss
FOrlando Magic
December 28, 2021
Wagner provided 38 points (12-20 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 10-10 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 38 minutes during Tuesday's 127-110 loss to the Bucks.
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